November 09, 2021
The BRI in Bangladesh: ‘Win-Win’ or a ‘Debt Trap’?
By Shaikh Abdur Rahman
Bangladesh's prudent, selective engagement with China's Belt and Road has helped Dhaka avoid the debt problems that plague other South Asian participants.
August 08, 2020
China’s Stake in Bangladesh Is Overplayed
By Adam Pitman
The China-India conflict has inspired more paternalism against Bangladesh’s rapidly developing economy.
July 08, 2020
Bangladesh and the China-India Conflict
By Mozammil Ahmad
If Dhaka plays its cards right, the country could grasp an opportunity as both China and India up their efforts to gain influence.
August 23, 2019
Payra Seaport Won’t Be Another Chinese ‘Pearl’
By Connor Fairman
Despite India’s concerns, the port in Bangladesh won’t become a Chinese asset – but it will bring Beijing other benefits.
July 22, 2019
How Bangladesh Learned to Love the Belt and Road
By Sudha Ramachandran
Dhaka has largely avoided the major pitfalls of China’s initiative while embracing the gains.
July 12, 2019
How Bangladesh Is Benefiting From the China-India Rivalry
By Anu Anwar
Bangladesh has turned its neighbors' rivalry into billions of dollars in investment and military equipment.
March 02, 2019
China’s Vision for the Belt and Road in South Asia
By Antara Ghosal Singh
What progress has the BRI made in South Asia thus far?
June 27, 2018
Bangladesh’s New Military Deal With China
By Shakil Bin Mushtaq
Bangladesh's purchase of K-8W aircraft has sparked some controversy at home.
December 02, 2017
Can China Solve the Rohingya Crisis?
By K. S. Venkatachalam
The three-phase Chinese proposal for ending the crisis merits serious consideration.
January 20, 2017
Why China’s Submarine Deal With Bangladesh Matters
By Jeff M. Smith
A deeper look at Dhaka’s role in an intensifying Great Game in the Indian Ocean.
December 30, 2016
The Bay of Bengal Naval Arms Race
By Saurav Jha
As Bangladesh and Myanmar build up their navies, India and China compete to supply equipment.
December 21, 2016
Submarines in the Bangladesh Navy: Acquired Deterrence or Strategic Misstep?
By Blake Herzinger
Bangladesh's purchase of two submarines from China may be a net negative in the long run.